Tube Gallery Fall 2015 – Bangkok International Fashion Week

Even in the middle of the dark glam that is Siam Center – a shopping mall doubling as a modern art museum and vice versa – the Tube Gallery boutique stands out.  Bright neon colors, plastic ornamental bling and a lack of restraint (at times amusing, other times distracting) often beckon to window shoppers, and are signature exclamation marks of the label co-founded in 1999 by friends Saksit Pisalasupongs and Phisit Jongnarangsin.

Therefore, it was a pleasant surprise to witness the understated, yet no less detailed, Fall 2015 collection titled “Passage Through the Lost Town” on the runway at Bangkok International Fashion Week.  Inspired by a trip to Laos and its Chiang Luang Temple, the designers still incorporated the bling but used it much more strategically, often to accentuate waists and décolletages in some women’s dresses.  Of particular note in both the men’s and women’s collections was the abundant use of embroidery, which stood out even on the dark runway and was an intentional ode to some of the motifs found in the temple.  This was particularly effective on women’s floor-length evening gowns with flaring skirts.  Likewise, the temple influenced the colors used throughout the show, which included gold, red, amber and white, although admittedly that last shade resulted in some pieces much more suitable for spring.

Photos: Tube Gallery Fall 2015 – Bangkok International Fashion Week
all photos by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine